Wednesday, 25 December 2013

Merry Christmas From TJ

Hey #teamblud.

I just thought I'd take the time out to say Merry Christmas. Its funny how this year has flown by right? Hope you all are creating lasting memories with your nearest and dearest. Thanks for your continued support. New posts will be here soon!

- TJ

Sunday, 24 November 2013

Winning! Kid Fury Talks 'The Read' On The Breakfast Club

YouTube personality Kid Fury hits the promo trail for his urban pop culture podcast 'The Read' which has recently secured a syndication deal with IHeartRadio. 1st stop - The Breakfast club. Peep the interview after the jump:

Watch: No Shade Season Finale - Sh*t Gets Real

The eagerly anticipated season finale of no shade 'Sh*t  Gets Real' hit the web recently. Peep the final instalment after the jump:

Sunday, 27 October 2013

Watch: Qaadir Talks Planting Seeds

YouTuber Qaadir Howard talks planting seeds and refining your thinking to achieve your goals. Peep the video after the jump:

Watch: Season 1 of DL Chronciles

DL Chronicles, the cult classic 4 part series which contextualises the inner struggles of men conflicted by their attraction to other men has been made available online by the show's creators. Want to relive one of the best shows to come out in recent years? Watch each episode after the jump:

Inspiring Watch: Lewis & Billy Discuss Their 46 Year Relationship

Ever wondered what a black gay relationship 46 years strong looks like? Queue the New York Times recent profile on Lewis Duckett and Dr. Billy Jones, a couple who recently had a commitment ceremony to formalise their 46 year relationship. Hear from how their relationship stood the test of time after the jump:

Watch: Black Gay Men Discuss Their Dads on Huff Post Live

When black gay men identify with the label same gender loving, people tend to make the assumption that the father son relationship or lack there of, is the root cause of their lifestyle choice. As part of the spotlight The Huffington Post is shining on a documentary that explores this theme entitled "Dear Dad", host Ahmed Shihab Eldin chairs an online hangout with the documentary director Chase Simmons and several gay men. Watch the discussion after the jump:

Saturday, 26 October 2013

Controversial: DJ Baker Interviews Metrell Hurst

Friend to the site DJ Baker had a phoner interview with former ADTV personailty @M3tr3ll Hurst for his radio show Da Doo Dirty and in true shock jock style left no stone unturned. He was quizzed about his alleged HIV positive ex boyfriend, his status, being raped by his dad and their current relationship and whether ADTV founder Derrick Briggs operated a 'casting couch' of sorts involving ADTV personalities past and present and a whole lot more!

The interview after the jump:

Watch: Documentary Flag Wars

What happens when a low income African American neighbourhood in Ohio is in the midst of a LGBT gentrification? The documentary Flag Wars is born, a film exploring the socio-political issues of those affected which makes for an insightful watch. Peep the documentary in full after the jump:

Saturday, 12 October 2013

Watch: Final Freefall Episodes 9 & 10

It's officially a wrap on season 1 of Freefall after the team successfully raised over $10,000 from fans to fund a second season. So how does Cam's kidnap pan out? Are Nico and Ray done? Peep episodes 9 and 10 after the jump:

Sunday, 6 October 2013

Watch: Short Film - Door Number One

Door Number One is a quirky spin cycle dating short starring Cort King. Peep the movie after the jump:

Tuesday, 1 October 2013

Man of The Week - Wesley Adams

The title of man of the week goes to aspiring actor and model Wesley Adams. More pics after the jump:

Watch: Black Homo Edition Of 'What Would You Do'

ABC show 'What Would You Do?' is a fly on the wall show which uses actors to reconstruct taboo subjects in front of unassuming members of the public and documents their reaction. On a recent edition of the show, the subject actors are re-enacting, is a young urban teen confiding in unsupportive people close to him that he is gay. How do members of the unsuspecting public react to this? Find out after the jump:

Friday, 20 September 2013

Throwback: When Arsenio Hall Gets Confronted By Gay Activists On His Show

I came across this clip of the former king of US primetime TV, personality Arsenio Hall where he was confronted by Gay Activists during a live taping of his show in the 90s. Peep how he dealt with it after the jump:

Wednesday, 11 September 2013

Watch: Hot 97 Veteran Mr Cee Resigns After Video Soliciting Sex Acts Surfaces

Today was Hot 97 DJ Mr Cee's last day at work after over 20 years of service at the radio station. This comes after a video where he is heard soliciting sex from a YouTube personality he picked up off the streets of NYC which was secretly recorded.

Watch the secret recording, Mr Cee's resignation and read my two pence after the jump:

Saturday, 31 August 2013

Watch - Freefall Episode 8: Pressure

Episode 8 of Freefall hit the web recently. Peep the latest instalment after the jump:

Thursday, 29 August 2013

DR Inferno Attendees Burnt By Last Minute Cancellation

Hundreds of Circuit Party goers have been left stranded as the team behind annual event Inferno DR (4 day all inclusive resort weekend in Dominican Republic with gay themed nightlife and events) sent cancellations to patrons the day the Labor Day Weekend Event was due to begin. More on this after the jump:

Thursday, 22 August 2013

Watch: No Shade Episode 9 - The Shade Of It All

The latest instalment of no shade hit the web recently. Peep episode 9 after the jump:

Watch: Freefall Episode 7 - Stay

The seventh instalment of Freefall hit the web recently. Peep the episode after the jump:

Monday, 5 August 2013

Man of the Week: Gavin Houston

The title of man of the week goes to actor Gavin Houston. Gavin currently plays psychologist Jeffery Harrington in the hit OWN series, The Haves And Have Nots. Two words 'on point'. More pics after the jump:

Sunday, 4 August 2013

Watch: Freefall Episode 6 - Protection

The sixth instalment of Freefall hit the web recently. Peep the episode after the jump:

@DiscreetCity Replaced By @CypherAvenue

Friends to the site over at Discreet City have decided to pull the plug on their operation after nearly two years delivering thought provoking content and raising the bar. So what's next for the founding duo? Find out after the jump:

Sunday, 21 July 2013

Watch: Freefall Episode 5

Freefall episode 5 hit the web recently. Catch the latest instalment after the jump:

Wednesday, 17 July 2013

Watch: No Shade Episode 8

The latest instalment of no shade hit the web today. Peep episode 8 after the jump:

Wednesday, 3 July 2013

Gay Literature Spotlight:

Aaron Blackwood, the founder of hit me up via email the other day to put me on to his site. It is essentially a collection of well written gay themed stories which draw you in with an enticing 1st chapter, after which you support the author by contributing $0.99 to access the remainder of the story. I instantly found myself instantly engrossed in short story A Bitter Chance; a bisexual man brought into mix of a pair of married swingers. Support Aaron's work and visit his site.

Monday, 17 June 2013

Watch - Freefall Episode 4

Freefall episode 4 has just hit the web. Peep the instalment after the jump:

Thursday, 13 June 2013

Watch: Episode 1: Tha Life Atlanta

Remember the black gay reality pilot for thr George Smith produced show 'Tha Life' that I nicknamed the bad gays club? Well two years later, it seems the concept has been refreshed somewhat and the first full episode has been uploaded to youtube. Peep the episode after the jump:

Wednesday, 12 June 2013

Watch: MTV True Life - Secrets, Lies & Sex

As part of the True Life Season currently running on MTV, the network recently aired an episode featuring Tarodd White and Coke, two black men self identifying as DL (Down low). In their own words, having a girlfriend but sleeping with men. Peep the full instalment after the jump:

Monday, 10 June 2013

Shock: 'My Teenage Wedding' Couple Become Bareback Porn Features

Remember TreDarrius and David Anderson; the two 19 year old boys living in Memphis who decided to get married and took part in a Canadian documentary exploring their journey leading up to their union? Well it seems that the couple have decided to jump in front of cameras of a different kind; gay themed porn. More on this after the jump:

Sunday, 9 June 2013

Watch - Ouch! Ciara Served With Court Papers During Performance @ LA Pride

Whilst performing on stage at LA Pride last night, entertainer Ciara Harris was served papers by LA nightclub Hit Factory suing her for a club appearance no-show. Peep the moment during her performance of hit single 'Promise' via tmz after the jump:

Man of the Week: Tyler Lepley

The title of Man of the Week goes to actor Tyler Lepley, currently playing the role of Benny Young in Tyler Perry's OWN TV series, The Haves and the Have Nots. Peep more of this fine specimen after the jump:

Friday, 7 June 2013

Watch - British Web Series In The Deep

In The Deep is a British web series created by Brit-Nigerian producers Joy Gharoro-Akpojotor and Joseph a. Adesunloye. The duo have made two episodes of a 6 part mini-series available online with the remaining episodes dependant on an online fund raising campaign. In the deep follows the lives of four 20something gay friends as they nagivate their way through London life.

Peep the episodes and my critique after the jump:

Wednesday, 5 June 2013

I Just Want To Say Thanks...

Team Blud I just thought I'd take the time out to say thank you for rocking with me all these years.

More from me after the jump:

Watch - My Teenage Wedding

Matthew Burke's documentary My Teenage Wedding explores the journey to the union of TreDarrius and David; two 19 year old boys living in Memphis who have decided that they want to get married.

Peep the documentary after the jump:

Watch: Short Film - The Ending

Check out anecdotal short film, The Ending. An entrant to The Hotter Than July 2013 LGBT film festival, that was made available online recently. The film explores the thoughts and feelings of a self described gay sex addict before taking us on the journey of his fatal encounter.

Peep the short after the jump:

Watch: Freefall Episode 3 - Trust

Freefall episode three hit the web recently. Does Xavier confide in Cam about his dodgy involvement with the underworld? Find out after the jump:

Watch: No Shade - Episode 7

Noel and the gang are back for another slice of No Shade. In this instalment, Noel finally agrees to a date with the guy that stepped to him in episode 5. So how did they get on? Peep for yourself after the jump:

Wednesday, 15 May 2013

Watch: Freefall Episode 2

The second episode from the the new season of Freefall hit the web recently.Peep the latest instalment after the jump:

Monday, 13 May 2013

Watch: No Shade - Episode 6

Noel and the gang are back for the 6th instalment of humor filled web series, No Shade. Peep the episode after the jump:

Watch: Athlete Kevin Grayson Talks Sexuality

Following Jason Collins' brave move to take steps to living an authentic life as a public figure, American footballer Kevin Grayson was next to follow suit. Peep his sitdown with CBS after the jump:

Thursday, 2 May 2013

Watch: Freefall Episode 1 - Money

The official first season of Freefall is finally here, kicking off with the first installment, 'Money'. Peep the latest with Xavier and co. after the jump.

My 2 Pence: So... About Jason Collins...

Unless you've been living under a rock you'll know that NBA free agent Jason Collins spoke up in depth about being gay with popular magazine Sports Illustrated. So what do I think? Read my two pence after the jump.

Saturday, 20 April 2013

Watch: ADTV - Unbalanced Imagery Of Black Gay Men

ADTV founder Derick Briggs and former youtube personality Xem Van Adams sat down recently to discuss the visibility or more the lack there of, of the gay men who defy by default, the mainstream gay conventions.

Check out the interesting discussion after the jump:

Tuesday, 16 April 2013

Freefall Season 1 Gets Premiere Date

Creator Lamont Pierre and the production team have finally released the premiere date of the first instalment of the new season of webseries Freefall, and the date is sooner than you think.

When is it you ask? Find out after the jump:

Wednesday, 10 April 2013

Watch: No Shade Episodes 4 & 5

Noel and the gang continue to explore the daily struggles of NYC life in the fourth and fifth installments of web series No Shade. Peep both episodes after the jump:

Tuesday, 9 April 2013

Watch: South African Male Couple Wed In Traditional Ceremony

South Africans Tshepo Cameron Modisane and Thoba Calvin Sithol committed to each other in a ceremony combining Zulu and Tswana traditions front of 200 supportive members of both their families, making their union as men the first publicly documented occasion of its type in Africa. The couple choose to formalise their relationship after dating for three years. South Africa is a Country Peep the ceremony and my two pence after the jump:

Sunday, 7 April 2013

Man Of The Week: Karras Jordan

The title of Man of the Week goes to author, model and actor Karras Jordan. So easy on the eye without even trying! More pics after the jump:

Tuesday, 26 March 2013

Watch: Short Film 'Pause'

Pause is a short film I stumbled across which highlights a thought process that for some, seems to disappear in the heat of the moment. Confused? Peep the movie after the jump and all should become clear.

Sunday, 17 March 2013

Bad Bitch: New Beyonce 'Bow Down / I Been On'

With Beyonce's stock higher than ever thanks to performances at the Inaugural celebration and this year's superbowl, the question on the lips of people the world over has been when will the new material surface? Well it seems the wait is over. Listen to 'Bow Down / I Been On' after the jump:

Watch: Steel River Episode 3

The third instalment of Steel River hit the web recently. Peep the episode after the jump:

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